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High-Speed at NATRAX: Know the Top Speed Achieved by These Vehicles

Recently, at the NATRAX, some premium vehicles achieved their top speeds. In this article, we have listed those vehicles and their registered top speeds at Asia’s longest high-speed track

A few months ago, India unveiled NATRAX (National Automotive Test Tracks), the longest high-speed track in Asia. The track has been developed to test vehicles and their overall performances in different road conditions. From two-wheelers to trucks, the NATRAX has turned into an ideal testing ground for vehicle manufacturers. 

A few days ago, some premium vehicles reached the testing ground to check the top speeds. In this article, we have listed those vehicles and their registered top speeds at the NATRAX. 

Suzuki Hayabusa- The Suzuki Hayabusa recorded a top speed of 302 kilometres per hour. Apart from the speedometer, a V-Box was connected to every vehicle during the test. On the V-box, the Hayabusa touched the 302 kilometres per hour top speed. Launched a few months ago, the Hayabusa draws power from a 1,340cc, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder engine that is tuned to produce a peak power of 187.3hp at 9,700rpm and a maximum torque number of 150Nm at 7,000rpm. In India, the motorcycle is sold at INR 16.50 lakh. 

Triumph Rocket III- In the sports cruiser segment, there is probably no other motorcycle as big and fast as the Rocket III from British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph. At the track, the Rocket III registered a top speed of 236 kilometres per her on the V-box. The sports cruiser is powered by a 2,458cc, water-cooled, fuel-injected engine that generates 165hp at 6,000rpm of maximum power and a torque of 221Nm at 4,000rpm. The Rocket III has a price tag of INR 19 lakh in India. 

BMW M340- During the recent testing, the only car that reached the track was the M340 from the house of BMW. On the V-box, the car marked a top speed of 262 kilometres per hour. Powered by a 2,998cc, twin-turbo, six-cylinder, petrol engine, the motorcycle generates 382.19hp at 5,800rpm of maximum power and 500Nm at 1,850-5,000rpm of torque. The four-door sporty sedan is sold at INR 63 lakh in India.

Kawasaki Ninja H2- The Japanese motorcycle racked up a top speed of 299 kilometres per hour on the V-box. Its sibling, the Ninja H2R is known for registering a top speed of around 406 kilometres a few years back on a closed bridge; the video of that run is still available on YouTube. Mechanically, the H2 is powered by a 999cc engine tuned to produce a peak power of 227hp. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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